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I have tiny puss filled bumps on my penis. It's been 2 days and it itches. What is it and what can I do to make it go away?

I have tiny puss filled bumps on my penis. It's been 2 days and it itches. What is it and what can I do to make it go away?

Herpes, folliculitis: Not enough information. Genital herpes is a consideration, but unlikely unless it started as red bumps then clear fluid blisters that then turned to pus. Maybe folliculitis. Dermatitis or allergic reaction of some sort. Yeast/fungal infection. Not knowing the cause, no way to recommend treatment. See a doctor or clinic. Do it ASAP: f herpes, diagnosis must be soon and treatment started promptly. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas, hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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Bumps with puss not scabies told it's exscama but I don't think it is it hurts and itches n it's sometimes yellow puss and white?

Bumps with puss not scabies told it's exscama but I don't think it is it hurts and itches n it's sometimes yellow puss and white?

Some possibilities: Small pustules like you are describing might represent an infection of the hair follicles in the involved areas. If they are small in size and superficial (shallow) then you might try keeping the area clean and applying triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin, etc.) twice per day until better. If it persists or worsens or if yo see spreading redness then you should see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi I have these tiny taste bud like bumbs on my inner linia no burning or pain no puss no redness but the area around the bumbs itch like my inner lips not near the bumbs clitous itches really bad nd when I lift up the hood its kinda swollen nd is red on

Hi I have these tiny taste bud like bumbs on my inner linia no burning or pain no puss no redness but the area around the bumbs itch like my inner lips not near the bumbs clitous itches really bad nd when I lift up the hood its kinda swollen nd is red on

Need eval: With lesions we really need to see them, feel them, sometimes sample or biopsy them to get correct diagnosis. With what you described, concern for syphilis on the list of possible causes. Best to see your doctor for examination. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Inside my belly button there's red bump and puss and it itches is it an infection?

Inside my belly button there's red bump and puss and it itches is it an infection?

Good Chance: If there is puss, there's a good chance it's an infection. Go see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Itching inside penis I am 22. Not sexually active. I have recently noticed that there is an itching on the inside of my penis. There is no puss or unusual discharge and no smell or discoloration. It just itches. I only notice it if I think about it. I've

Itching inside penis I am 22. Not sexually active. I have recently noticed that there is an itching on the inside of my penis. There is no puss or unusual discharge and no smell or discoloration. It just itches. I only notice it if I think about it. I've

A: A urinary tract infection (UTI) needs to be ruled out. A visit with your primary care provider will likely include an exam and testing. A urine sample will be sent for analysis and culture. On the other hand and allergic cause should also be considered. Are you using any new soaps or lotions on your penis? In the meantime you can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and monitor for relief prior to visiting your doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my vagina. It hurt so I put a hot towel on it, squeezed it and puss and thin blood came out. It went down but it's still there and it itches sometimes. It's on top of the vagina were the pubic hair is.

I have a hard bump on my vagina. It hurt so I put a hot towel on it, squeezed it and puss and thin blood came out. It went down but it's still there and it itches sometimes. It's on top of the vagina were the pubic hair is.

Infected gland: There are numerous glands at the vaginal entrance. These glands secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina. Sometimes the openings of these glands become obstructed, causing fluid to back up into the gland. At times, the fluid within the cyst may become infected. See your doctor to get it drained if needed and treated. ...Read more

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I have pimples with puss coming out of the outer lip of my vagina and is now swollen and it itches and it hurts please help!

I have pimples with puss coming out of the outer lip of my vagina and is now swollen and it itches and it hurts please help!

Try moist heat: Applying heat packs or tub soaks for 10 minutes 4 times daily can help. If that doesn't help within 3 days or things get worse, you'll need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have a raised welted circle with two puncture wounds in the middle it itches what could this be? Thought it might be a spider

I have a raised welted circle with two puncture wounds in the middle it itches what could this be? Thought it might be a spider

Not enough info!: If this is worsening, your bite (assume it is by your description) may become infected. Certain bites (brown recluse spider, for example) can contain tissue toxins that lead to large (r) difficult-to-heal wounds that may require physician care or even surgery. If this is getting worse, see an md promptly. If no sign of worsening, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the welt and itch. ...Read more

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A red welt the size of a silver dollar on my lower back it's got a white center & itches & a hard knot underneath when I rub it. Possible causes?

A red welt the size of a silver dollar on my lower back it's got a white center & itches & a hard knot underneath when I rub it. Possible causes?

Welt: This may be an insect bite in view of the firm swelling in the middle along with redness and itching. A giant hive would be another possibility. A hive usually resolves in a day or so and others may appear as part of an allergic reaction to something. If it's a bite it takes longer to resolve, but if redness extends have it examined for possible complicating infection. ...Read more

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once a month I wake up with a bite like bump that itches and turns into a welt that is brownish and skin round it turns red after shower?

once a month I wake up with a bite like bump that itches and turns into a welt that is brownish and skin round it turns red after shower?

Bite: Such an itchy bump may well be an insect bite rather than a simple hive which usually would be multiple and due to an allergy to something internal or external and would be difficult to pinpoint as it only occurs once a month. You could consult a dermatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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About two and half months ago I started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then I get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti

About two and half months ago I started experiencing first pricky skin in different spots then my skin feels like its on fire them itches like crazy then I get big welts like hives them it just disappears and its fine just happens out of no where at anyti

Likle hives: Hives are usually itchy red spots that comes and goes quickly. They can be caused by allergy, viral infections, and autoimmunity (reacting to yourself). Antibiotics can cause a reaction as long as two weeks after stopping it and persist up to 6 months (recurrently). Foods reactions occur usually quickly after eating the food and clears in 24 hours. Autoimmune can occur sporadically for no reason. ...Read more

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I have small white puss filled bumps on my vagina, They bumps are on top the pubic are and they do not hurt. Also have fishy smell and itching?

I have small white puss filled bumps on my vagina, They bumps are on top the pubic are and they do not hurt. Also have fishy smell and itching?

Two issues: #1 you may have a vaginal bacterial infection that may need Rx by a MD (musky (fishy smell).
# 2 The pubic hair bumps need to be checked by a MD to determine exactly what they are. ...Read more

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I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

Drug reaction: If you have started taking any new medications that caused the rash then try stopping the medicin ad see if it will improve other wise you have to see your doctor could be serious. ...Read more

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Why I breakout with welts on my forearm it itches too what can it be I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it goes away sometimes but what can it be it comes and goes?

Why I breakout with welts on my forearm it itches too what can it be I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it goes away sometimes but what can it be it comes and goes?

Many causes: If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) controlled it, then it is not contact dermatitis in the true sense. If the hives are confined to the forearms, then it may be from something you are using on your forearm especially when they don't involve the other exposed areas of the body (which would have suggested a link to sun exposure). Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Been getting rash every day over year now. Skin itches then I get a big red welt or tons of little bumps that sometimes form a line. Help! Been to doc?

Allergist/skin doc: First you may try taking an otc antihistamine up to 4 regular doses per day. If this problem fails to respond, persists or gets worse, then see a dermatologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity (also called hypersensitivity reaction) refers to undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system, including allergies and autoimmunity. These reactions may be damaging, uncomfortable, or occasionally fatal. Hypersensitivity reactions require a pre-sensitized (immune) state of the host. Causes include foods, meds, infections, systemic diseases and others. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

An: An itchy rash with raised red bumps can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Rash: Your history is interesting but I am not sure it is related to the miscarriage. You do not describe where the rash is, but you need to have a doctor look at it for a proper diagnosis. Some individuals have cyclical hives with their menstrual cycles, and that may be your case. ...Read more

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My son has a rash and iam woundering what it is? The rash is inside of the skin, there is no bumps or welts, it itches and burns. There is no fever or nausea, no votming

There: There are many conditions that can cause a rash that appears to be inside or "under" the skin.

If it is itching or burning, you would need to be concerned about some type of contact he had, such as an allergan.

It could also be several different skin conditions, such as eczema, or could be the result of an infection.

I am glad he has no fever or vomiting. If he developed those symptoms he would have to be seen immediately.

As it is itching and burning though, I would urge you to take him to his doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Healing: If it is a very bad bruise, cells are damaged and release chemicals that may cause itching, such as histamine from mast cells. Also as a wound, the bruise, heals it contracts and this causes itching from the contraction. ...Read more

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I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

Bruise w/red circle: If the bruise is recent, it may itch. Some areas of the bruise may be more red or raised than others depending on the impact of the trauma. A typical bruise will start resolving in a couple of days, turning from purple to green to yellow then gone all together. If the redness persists or the bruise has not started to go away in a couple of days, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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